Chimamanda Adichie’s short story Olikoye was originally published in The Art of Saving a Life. It is a collection of stories about the effect of vaccines, and how they continue to change the course of history. The collection was commissioned by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Here’s an excerpt:
“t was 1985. My father was working as a driver at the Ministry of Health. He was in the general pool, a lowly position. One day, he picked up a visiting dignitary from the airport, dropped him at his hotel, and then discovered, lodged in the back seat of the car, a thick envelope of cash that had slid out of the man’s bag.”
2) Should writers get paid for their contributions? Yasmin Nair writes a brilliant piece making a case for paid labor for writers. And here’s anexcerpt.
“If, instead, writing were more widely seen as paid labor and not as a hobby, we might start asking hard questions about not just whether it is paid but whether it is paid well. I’m often asked how much writers should expect to be paid, and why.”
Read the rest of the essay HERE